Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.12

March 18, 2004


In brief


spiral staircase

Seen in construction at the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex is part of the central stairway from the second to the fourth floor on the Guy St. side. The stairway will go from the second to 17th floors in three-floor increments. Plans call for moulded glass siding and soft lighting from the bottom of the winding stairs.
Photo by Gregory Fretz

Dugrenier choking wrestler

Martine Dugrenier, 24, was named the outstanding female wrestler at the CIS nationals, held March 6 and 7 at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont. She won the gold medal in the 70 kg. weight class, dominating all four of her matches without having a point scored on her. She is working on a Graduate Diploma in Sports Administration. Two of Martine’s Concordia teammates were also on the medal podium. David Zilberman is the gold medallist in the 130 kg. weight class, and was named the outstanding male rookie wrestler at the nationals. Tyler Marghetis won the gold medal in the 76 kg. class. All three have earned CIS All-Canadian status. Photo by Shana Jean, Concordia Sports Information.
Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Writers Read at Concordia

On March 23, at 11:45 a.m. in the De Sève Cinema, there will be a reading by Joan MacLeod, author of The Shape Of A Girl (Jessie Award, Betty Mitchell Award), 2000, Little Sister (Chalmers Award), The Hope Slide (Chalmers Award), Amigo’s Blue Guitar (Governor General’s Award), Toronto, Mississippi and Jewel.

On April 5, in a hall yet to be determined, there will be readings by Anita Rau Badami and Peter Such.

Volunteering can lead to jobs

The Student Success Centre in Counselling and Development, in collaboration with the Montreal Volunteer Bureau, is organizing a Volunteer and Leadership Fair on Tuesday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the mezzanine of the Hall Building.

More than 24 community organizations covering a wide range of volunteer opportunities will be represented. The purpose of the Fair is to introduce Concordia students to volunteering as a way to develop leadership and inter-personal skills while they contribute to their community, network, and gain valuable work experience.

There will also be information and materials on such topics as the skills employers seek and how to develop them, matching career goals to relevant volunteer work, and incorporating volunteer work on a resume.

A few hours of volunteer work a week can make a world of difference to the student-volunteers and their co-workers.